With the plethora of yoga mats to select from these days –styles, colors, thicknesses, eco-friendly materials, etc. – it’s tempting to buy a new one every couple of years. And many do, even when they don’t really NEED a new one.
A few times I’ve been asked by students “what can I do with my old mat?” Usually I suggest donating it to a school or church that offers community yoga classes. Though I’ve always felt this answer is a little vague since it doesn’t really point someone in a specific direction. Needless to say, I was happy to recently stumble upon Gaiam’s article “50 Ways to Reuse Your Yoga Mat”.
I will admit a few of the suggestions are extremely creative, but I guarantee at least one of them will appeal to you. Now you might feel good about buying a new mat even if you don’t really NEED it ☺